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Blue Jackets get Anisimov back for finale

Saturday, 04.27.2013 / 11:20 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Blue Jackets get Anisimov back for finale

The Columbus Blue Jackets will welcome Artem Anisimov back to the lineup Saturday night when they try to clinch the second Stanley Cup Playoff berth in franchise history.

"He's good to go," coach Todd Richards said of Anisimov, who hasn't played in two weeks due to a concussion.

The Blue Jackets can get in if they beat the Nashville Predators at Nationwide Arena and either the Colorado Avalanche defeat the Minnesota Wild in any fashion or the Dallas Stars defeat the Detroit Red Wings in regulation.

The Blue Jackets also earn a spot if they earn a point and the Avalanche defeat the Wild in regulation.

Here's how the Blue Jackets lines project:

Vinny Prospal - Mark Letestu - Marian Gaborik

Blake Comeau - Brandon Dubinsky- Cam Atkinson

RJ Umberger - Ryan Johansen - Nick Foligno

Derek MacKenzie - Artem Anisimov - Jared Boll

Jack Johnson - Dalton Prout

Fedor Tyutin - James Wisniewski

Tim Erixon - Adrian Aucoin

Sergei Bobrovsky

Michael Leighton

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I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2